December 10, 2023
Second Sunday of Advent – Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 14 & Mark 1:1-8; Message: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Someone much wiser – and richer – once said “You can’t always get what you want. You can try some time, but you might find, you get what you need.” David, having finally become king, wanted to build a mighty temple to house the Ark of the Covenant to replace a humble tent. God told him through the prophet Nathan “No!” Instead, God did not give David what he wanted, but what he needed – his descendants would sit on the throne after he was gone. And the mightiest of those descendants is Jesus, who was not the military messiah people wanted in first century Judea, but the Savior we needed for all of time.